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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

adapted by Lindsay Price from Chaucer

Chaucer's classic collection of tales comes to life in a brilliant full-length adaptation.

A group of travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage. To pass the time they entertain each other with a storytelling contest. Best story wins a prize.

Each and every performer gets a chance to shine in this spirited, charming script.

Great characters, lots of humour, and strong ensemble work. Text uses modern English.

Comedy Classical Adaptation

Average Producer Rating:

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 70 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
8 Characters
4 M | 4 W, Easily Expandable
Simple Set
69 pages
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Praise for The Canterbury Tales

Catherine Grootenboer
St Columba Anglican School
It was a great introduction to Medieval Theatre storytelling. Easy to break up into sections and rehearse. Some very funny scenes - great to show that even though we feel like we are so different from people in the past, we aren't!
Sydney Sniezek
Parkland School District
This play was an excellent ensemble piece for a middle school setting. It allows for so many students to shine and practice their comedic acting skills and simply be joyful and engaged on stage. It also allows for traditional literature to live on the stage. Lindsay Price's adaptation is excellent and is fun for the whole family.

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